Cookies and privacy policy

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so.

Cookies

Cookies and how they benefit you

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • make our website work as you'd expect
  • save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • remember your settings during and between visits
  • improve the speed/security of the site
  • allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook
  • continuously improve our website for you.

We do not use cookies to:

  • collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • pass data to advertising networks
  • pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • pay sales commissions.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your browser are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can do so by adjusting your browser settings. However, doing so will mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work, including:

  • making our shopping basket and checkout work
  • determining if you are logged in or not
  • allowing you to add comments to our site
  • remembering if you have already answered certain questions (eg, so that you don't need to fill in your details twice on different forms).

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded Vimeo video. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social website cookies

So you can easily 'Like' or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. The privacy implications of this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous visitor statistics cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site, what page they look at, etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. 

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies' to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

    Turning cookies off

    You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. For more information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

    The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing.

    This privacy statement only covers The King's Fund website at www.kingsfund.org.uk. This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.